Delhi Pollution: Green signal to construction and trucks

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Thursday addressed Delhi government to remove the ban on entry of trucks, construction works in Delhi and also to withdraw four-time hike in parking fees, as air quality has improved.

On Wednesday, the level of air pollution in Delhi was marked “very poor” instead of “severe” where it has been hovering for 10 days. Around 6 pm on Tuesday, the average level of PM 2.5  was 351 units, down from over the 450-490 range but still 14 times the safe limit. The measures, part of the Graded Response Action Plan, were enforced on November 8 after pollution levels had spiked, hitting the emergency category, accompanied by thick smog.

Aiman Siddiqui